Latest Update November/December 2023

Welcome all members and visitors!

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November, NNWFHS will be present at the Really Useful Show, online only.

Please come and visit our stand.

12 December 2023

At our last meeting for this year, we will welcome Chris Broom to give a presentation about Humour in Genealogy. A light-hearted walk through a variety of genealogical records, reinforcing the value of scrutinising original documents. Chris is a graduate of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, where he has recently been appointed as a course tutor. We have previously enjoyed an excellent talk given by Chris and this topic will give us a very enjoyable end to 2023.

NNWFHS sends out a monthly newsletter to members which is packed with all sorts of useful information, occasional teasers and interesting articles on local topics and sometimes more national news items such as the release of the 1921 census.

NNWFHS also holds two other Zoom events. Come and Talk Family History is an informal online gathering where participants can chat with each other about family history or anything else really! These are usually held each month. The other online group is the DNA Group – Down New Avenues – discussing all aspects of DNA.

These two digital innovations are only open to members only – but for a membership fee £10 per year, it is excellent value! The membership also includes a quarterly journal and of course access to a special members only section of our website.  NNWFHS is known as the Friendly Family History Society of North Warwickshire and you will be warmly welcomed into the fold.


Helpdesks are hosted each month by local libraries and staffed by NNWFHS volunteers.

Third Monday – 10.00am-noon. Coleshill Library. Tel: 0300-555-8171 Third Wednesday – 2.00pm-4.00pm. Atherstone Library. Tel: 0300-555-8171


Most people these days are familiar with buying stuff online. Click on ​ NNWFHS Shop and see what’s on offer from resources, booklets, transcriptions and much more. Take a look! You may be surprised at what you can find! You can also join our society or renew your membership too.

A complete list of all our events can be found on the Events Page of this website.

If you wish to join our friendly society, please use the tab on our NNWFHS/join page on this website to find details about how to join and the types of membership available.